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CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
and planning at the u.s. state department. during the first years of the obama administration. anne-marie slaughter wrote that she argued the nationstates should see the degree of sovereignty to what she calls transnational networks. vertically, nations should cede sovereign authority of supranational institutions such as the international criminal court. they be something about the nation. supranational institution. fodor maintains such transparent networks, can perform many of the functions of a world government, legislation, administration and adjudication thereby creating a global rule of law. she was the person in policy plan to keep entertained first two years of the obama administration. also richard haas is currently president of the council on foreign relations and was a special assistant to george h.w. bush during the administration of george w. bush served as director of policy and planning and richard haas said it's time to rethink sovereignty. he argues sovereignty is not only becoming weaker in reality, but needs to become weaker. states should want to weaken sovereign
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 11:15am EST
economic climate. after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest that the gamble should not be taken. simply, that history into playing with politics might give us pause. so what does history predicted about a second term for barack obama lacks were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office. what are the challenges that face those who have trouble or failed second terms, and what about others to succeed? and ken barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmires of second terms come and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply that there were not failures, or significant stumbles. some even severe during that tenure. but the net impact of that time in office had to be the fulfillment of a significant number of the following measures of success. first, the president must provide defense against foreign or domestic threat. secondly, the president must retain or expand economic, political and/or social opport
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 8:30pm EST
rewarded, calling the obama health care plan -- which was their own only a few years earlier -- socialism was not reward withed. rewarded. that means they have to begin to rethink themselves and, importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in opposition. so i think that was the important change that creates a new dynamic not that's going to solve our problems. there's going to be no sitting around the campfire in washington making nice to one another. but the possibility now exists for a real effort and a successful effort to deal with our most pressing problems. >> host: two familiar washington faces, thomas mann and norm ornstein. "it's even worse than it looks." this is booktv on c-span2. >> is there a nonfiction author or book you'd like to see featured on booktv? send us an e-mail at booktv@c-span.org or tweet us at twitter.com/booktv. >> host: and now joining us again on booktv is senator rand paul. his second book, "government bullies." senator, who are the bullies? >> guest: well, all throughout your government. there's 41 different agencies who carry fi
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:30pm EST
to me in 2000 -- to early 2010 about a year after obama took office, three things happened. the first was -- it came from united states supreme court and i think no person in the united states that i can think of has benefited more from the supreme court then karl rove. two decisions. one in 2000 obviously was washed the gore which put his candidate in the white house and two, in 2010, citizens united decision. that opened the floodgates for contributions, unlimited contributions and in many cases from secret sources with no transparency whatsoever that is just unprecedented in history. the second thing that happened was running the republican party and it kind of ran into a ditch. he couldn't raise a dime and early in 2010 you may recall there was a revelation in los angeles that they republican national committee had been entertaining its donors at a strip club. and for the party of family values, this did not work too well so they could not raise a time. this gave wrote his opening, so in april he had a luncheon at his house in washington d.c. at weaver terrace. it was cohost
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 11:15am EST
to oppose anything and everything proposed by obama, almost like a parliamentary party was not rewarded. taking the debt ceiling hostage was rewarded. calling the obama health care plan which was there room only a few years earlier socialism was not rewarded. that means, they have to begin to rethink themselves. importantly, democrats will not automatically embrace the same tactics in the opposition. i think that was an important change that creates a
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 8:30am EST
, obama's grandfather, was with 8 years old at the time that his mother, obama's yeah great grandmother, died. today lived in a little house here on buchanan street down a few blocks, and the great grandfather, ralph dunham, ran a garage and auto shop. it's sixth avenue which is right around the corner, and that's where she took some strychnine and was found dead on the night of thanksgiving 1926. >> could you drive a little slower? >> i sure or can. we're now approaching the house, 703 buchanan. >> [inaudible] >> little white two-of story shotgun house, no more than 10 feet white. one house from the corner of seventh and buchanan. little front porch. i'm sure it's the same house as in 1926, although -- this is where she died, inside those walls. >> [inaudible] >> the garage where the -- [inaudible] >> alleyway could have been -- [inaudible] because that brick is old. >> host: david maraniss, how old was she when she killed herself? >> guest: she was 26. she was born in 1900. >> host: and why'd she kill herself? >> guest: she killed herself because of her -- well, what we kn
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
is your association with the obama administration? >> in 2008 on the campaign i was a personal videographer that i carried through the first two and a half years of the white house. the last cycle i did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house but in the super pac and independent expenditures. >> talk about the campaign in 2008 civic there was an ad in craig's last. no. i was in the right place at the right time. a friend was working as cnn as a documentary producer. i was a fiction film maker. she knew i was passionate about politics and brought me in then i hit it off with a senator and started traveling. >> how long did you do it? was a 24/7? >> especially on the campaign and felt that way i was living in chicago but maybe two or three-- per month but it scaled back at the white house because the president does value having dinner with his daughters so i dinnertime i could have a reasonable chance he would do family stuff. >> who has the video? >> it is at the white house and those in twos the white house and it has to be preserved for posterity so it can neve
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am EST
administration and? >> in 2008 on the obama campaign i was personal videographer for the first to have years of the white house. this last cycle did not work on the campaign formally, or at the white house but i worked in the new and strange murky world of super pacs and packs an independent expenditures. >> talk to us about the campaign. how did you get hooked up with the president? >> there was an ad in craigslist and that's not the case. right place right time. a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer. that's kind of a more normal path into politics. as much as i was interested i was a filmmaker. not first and foremost on anyone's list. she knew i was passionate and water to get involved and brought me. i headed off with the senator and started traveling inside the bubble. >> how long did you do it? was a 24/7 for a while? >> you know, essentially on the campaign it really felt like 24/7. i was technically living in chicago but i was there about two or three days a month. so it was pretty 24/7 budget scale back a bit at the white house because the president is someone wh
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 1:15pm EST
, professor turow, looking ten years from now or even 20 years, are we going to look back at the obama campaign and laugh at how simplistic -- >> guest: yes, i believe that's true. we'll say this was a watershed, but compare today what's going on now we say in 2020 that was baby steps. the kinds of things that people will be able to do with our data we can't imagine right now, or we can, but it will seem silly. and the real interesting question is if it's political, can they do stuff that even the government will say is not acceptable for regular marketers? in other words, political speech. does data marketing for politics, is that considered political speech and so is off limits to any kind of regulation? that's a question we haven't resolved yet. >> host: so what are the privacy implications of the -- >> guest: we've just been talking about it. it just depends what you mean by privacy. the interesting question is americans have a hard time grappling with the notion of privacy because it's very tough to understand what's happening. if you go to a site and it says you can disable the c
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm EST
the next year. >> mary frances berry, when you hear the term post racial what do you think? >> i think somebody is an idiot. there was a big debate about this when obama was selected by the democrats. the idea is that we are beyond noticing or thinking about issues of race. i guess that's what that means. and obviously we aren't. i mean, there are too many things that happen. even the presence of obama and the white house himself and his family raises questions for some people so that while we may be on the way sunday to be post racial, i think it's fair to say that we are not now. >> to you have a relationship? >> no. >> justice for all. mary frances berry. her most recent book. professor at the university of pennsylvania. former chairwoman and u.s. commission on civil rights. here is a history of the u.s. commission on civil rights. mary frances berry on book tv on c-span2. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. weeknights want to keep public policy events. every weekend though it is nonfiction authors an
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 1:00am EST
year. what people talk about there is something going on americans to be the first black president almost and aesthetical to participation. they say white americans could never do that. put the time obama talk explicitly about race. >> that a powerful moment is the first black president talks the least about race. it is the third and fourth and fifth rail. , part of what he tried to do was say let me say something that will bring people together then i won't have to bring it up again. the americans are so fatigued about race, resistant that to bring up that too often they will disqualify from the highest office in the land. but there are ways to address with differences that down to invoke race. but we don't have to have race specific programs to have race equality. but the irony is prepositioned the you would qualify yourself. of so that means he could negotiate this incredibly difficult scenario to stand for the racial possibilities but that would define disqualification. >> host: are white americans particularly oversensitive or to careful about the race card? >> guest: we are a
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 12:00am EST
and prisoners after 60 years they gave the peace prize to a leader of charter 08 sean bo who sits in prison today. imagine that, the a nobel peace laureate sitting in prison and president obama the other day hailed the spirit of cooperation between the night states in china. abe there's an argument for that but these two guys are nobel peace laureates, and there ought to be some -- another thing about china, in 2010 we did not have human rights talks with china. we are a liberal democracy and they are one-party dictatorship at the gulag. we held human rights talks with them and afterword, after one session, the president questions for our guys. as assistant secretary of state named michael posner. i think he is assistant secretary of state for democracy or something like that. in the press said, talks with the chinese communists to torture tibetans and others every single day. archive the press said they are some immigration law? if he did come up, did you bring it up or did they? posner said we did, early and often. early and often to show that we too have problems in our society. t
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
years obama said i'm still a community organizer, just at the national level. well, this was the one qualification that i think obama brought to the administration if you can even call it , liquification. he was a community organizer. he was a darn good one. absolutely. he was known by his fellow community organizers as the masters of agitation. this is important because this is the essence of how he views the world. obama bucha into a community, and he would identify an enemy for that group, for that community and she would stoke their animosity, fuel let and really generate this thanks to come anger and even hatred to get and while everybody is all riled up hating some organization or person or whatever he focuses their attention on, she ran through his agenda. no discussion, no need for any debate or discourse, that was all based on distract everybody, get them focused on some entity and then ran through whenever he wanted. that is exactly what he has done at the national level. for the past four years, they're has been no philosophical back-and-forth. no dynamic free and open exc
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 2:05pm EST
book tv this weekend. monday featuring authors and books on the inauguration. president obama and martin luther king jr. >> have been trying to find a new lens, a new way of studying presidential character. about 12 years ago i wrote a book on the first lady's. the body of knowledge on lincoln pretty much everything that could be written probably has been. the greatest historian says been years poring through the letters and the evidence to produce this book on lincoln of this book and the hundreds of books on washington. so my problem is, why not look at the person that new them the best, the first lady because historians have largely ignored the role of the first lady as the largely ignored the mistresses and shipping the man. tend to be older man, educated in a certain way. most historians, as i always say, were not educated in matters of the heart. studying the first lady, the first thing thomas jefferson did after spending 17 days cooped up in of lost outside a philadelphia writing the declaration of independence, the first thing he did is he went shopping for market, his wif
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00pm EST
they advocated for. it's a thousand pages and we were trying to sort it out. the obama administration out on a prolonged time. it just came out right after the new year. >> okay. >> how does this affect farming? >> we are in real trouble with climate change and it is affecting farmers. florida is a good example where water is going to miami, going to grow sugar, because sugar is something that is protected under the reagan administration and we really shouldn't be growing sugarcane in florida. so it affects farmers in areas like the midwest. parts of the midwest had such minister outs this year. people won't be able to make their mortgage payments. really, that is the challenge great it is just tremendous. i think that's why it is so important with these policies. we need a more regional food system. where farmers have the ability to get into markets that they can't get into today. because farmers have to have someplace to sell their crops to even sell their animals that they want to raise. >> thank you. even though there are no perfect solutions, would it be a success
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 3:00pm EST
. i mean, you know, the obama administration sat on it for a long time, and it just came out, um, right after the new year. okay. >> i was wondering about water and drought and, um, diverting water -- [inaudible] naples, florida, or something and how would that affect farming? >> well, you know, we're in real trouble with water from climate change, and it is affecting farmers. and florida's a good example where water is going to miami, but it's been going to grow sugaring for a long time -- sugar for a long time because sugar is something that got protected under the reagan administration, and we really shouldn't be growing sugarcane in florida. so it is both affecting farmers in areas like the midwest that the parts of the midwest that tt had such tremendous drought this year, we will lose a lot of farms because people won't be able to make their mortgage payment. so i think really the challenge with climate change is just tremendous, and i think that's why it's so important to start fighting for these policies so we have a more regional food system where farmers have the abilit
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am EST
many black people were told to wait four more years for president obama's second term. women brought their issues to the president, the comprehensive immigration reform and the governments are bringing their issues to the president. we are not bringing our issues. martin luther king's issue. >> guest: who is stopping us? it's one thing to say president obama is not responding but what are we doing to put the issue so that we have to respond? to me we are not using that leverage. everyone knows that it's the black vote. the latino vote but it was decisive in the last election. when, each of these groups that played a role, that's why in my view when i came here for the inauguration i said the day before the inauguration i give a speech and i said the important day is not tomorrow. we celebrate that. the important days the day after tomorrow. what are we going to do then and for a lot of people they went home and celebrated. >> host: it is a milestone. i never thought i would see a black president. so it is to be we've talked a great deal about the movement and very little abou
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00pm EST
black people were told to wait four more years for president obama second term, for him to act. women brought their issues to the president. we want of immigration reform and other governments are bringing their issues to our president. martin took his issue -- >> guest: who is stopping them? >> host: why is at? >> guest: it's one thing to say president obama is not responding. but what are we doing to put the issue to it so that we have to respond to? and to me, we are not using that leverage. everyone knows that it's the black vote -- >> host: 93%. >> guest: the latino vote that was decisive in the last election, women. each of these groups who played a role in electing him. that is why in my view when i came here for the inauguration i said in the day before the non-duration i gave a speech to the more house alums that came and i said the important day is not tomorrow. we celebrate that. the important days the day after tomorrow. what are we going to do them? and for a lot of people they went home. >> host: that's true and celebrated. it is a milestone. i never thought in my lifeti
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